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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Janet Evanovich: Finger Lickin' Fifteen

My Mom is a big fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. She always encouraged me to give them a try, and I finally gave in last summer. I started with One For The Money and made my way through the entire series. I'm hooked! So it's really no surprise that I insisted on borrowing her copy of Finger Lickin' Fifteen.

Synopsis:

UNBUCKLE YOUR BELT AND PULL UP A CHAIR. IT'S THE SPICIEST, SAUCIEST, MOST RIB-STICKING PLUM YET.

Recipe for disaster:
Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head—literally.

Throw in some spice:
Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli.

Pump up the heat:
Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

Stir the pot:
Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.

Add a secret ingredient:
Stephanie Plum's Grandma Mazur. Enough said.

Bring to a boil:
Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, A.K.A. Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger's problems and not jump his bones?

Warning:
Habanero hot. So good you'll want seconds.



Thanks to a fight with her on-again-off-again boyfriend Joe Morelli-- over peanut butter, of all things-- Stephanie is single and "off men."

And it's not easy with Morelli helping track down celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle's killers-- before they kill Lula.

If that's not enough, Ranger asks Stephanie to help him track down thieves who are finding a way around his security systems and risking his company's reputation.

There's no shortage of men-- and romantic dilemmas-- in her life.

Add Lula's barbecue cook-off scheme, the crazy antics of Grandma Mazur, a flasher, a few blown-up cars, an apartment fire (or two), and you have one wild ride!

If you're looking for serious literature, the Stephanie Plum series is not for you.

If you're looking to have a laugh-out-loud good time, then start reading!

There's nothing wrong with having a little fun!

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